Titel: The history of Robinson Crusoe abridged: for the use of schools and private instruction
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Uitgave: Amsterdam: G. Portielje and son, 1855
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5559
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out of the ship every thing which might be of any
service to them, llavijig no canoe any more they made
a sort of raft, and taking advantage of the tide, drifted
out towards the stranded ship. As soon as Robinson's
first ecstasy of joy, occasioned by seeing a European
ship, had passed, his first wish was that she might
not be damaged, and that perhaps she might be
brought afloat again. Should this be so, he firmly
resolved to embark with Friday, and set sail, if not
to Europe at least to some colony of civilised beings in
America. He took a turn with the raft round the ship,
and sounded the sea on every side; but to his great
grief he perceived that he would be obliged to
abandon all hopes of getting the ship afloat again.
The storm had thrown her between two rocks, where
she sat so fast that there was no possibility of ever
moving her backward or forward, lie found a provi-
sion of biscuit, rice, flour, wheat, wine, gunpowder,
balls, guns, muskets, pistols, cutlasses, hatchets, saws,
pincers, iron bars, nails, knives, etc. There were
likewise chests full of clothes and several other things.
He considered with himself what he should take with
him the first voyage, and it was very difficult to
make a choice. After much consideration he took a
tun of gunpowder, and another of small shot, two
muskets, two brace of pistols, two swords, two cut-
lasses , two full suits of clothes , one for himself and
one for Friday, some shirts, and several things neces-
sary for building.
He spent so much time in searching the ship,
opening and emptying the chests, choosing out
and bringing on the raft every thing that he would
take with him, that, when all was done, the flood
set in, of which they profited and drifted on slowly
towards the shore where they arrived without any
accident. Friday was very curious to know what
use was to be made of all these things which they
had fetched out of the ship. To satisfy his curiosity,